Articles

Captive Insurer Boards and Blockchain Technology

February 7, 2018

Digital disruption takes on many forms, making it a formidable risk area to be added to any boardroom discussion. We summarize a recent article that appeared on the National Association of Corporate Directors website on why blockchain technology needs to be addressed by board members. Read More


2018 Musings on Captive Insurer Investments

January 24, 2018

What does 2018 have in store for captive insurer investments? We look at investment return assumptions and new accounting regulations. We also suggest some questions that should be raised by the captive board members concerning the investment portfolio. Read More


Healthcare Captive Insurance: Claims Opening the Door to the Future

January 23, 2018

Healthcare captive insurers underwriting medical professional and general liability for acute care facilities, physician practices, managed care organizations, and other healthcare services providers have a long history of managing and adjusting claims. In this article, Michael Maglaras discusses basic elements of a good internalized healthcare provider-owned captive claims management process. Read More


NACD Publishes "2018 Governance Outlook"

January 17, 2018

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) released its white paper on the "2018 Governance Outlook." While the paper is targeted at board members of publicly traded corporations, several of the monographs are germane to the governance of captive insurers as well. We'll look at some of the highlights of interest to captives. Read More


Blockchain: Accessing Its Value

January 15, 2018

Many readers may be inclined to ignore blockchain concepts or defer consideration until clearer information and evidence are available. However, disregarding blockchain rather than actively understanding it could put an organization, including captive insurers, at a competitive disadvantage compared to others who move to embrace its full context. Read More


Catastrophic Loss Estimates: The Numbers Are Numbing

December 19, 2017

Following the series of natural catastrophes clustered around the third and early fourth quarters of 2017, insurers and reinsurers provided their initial estimates of the associated incurred losses and earnings impacts. The expectation is that the initial estimates will be restated, and most likely increased, as the assessments evolve. Read More


Non-NatCAT Insurance-Linked Securities: Identifying Opportunities

December 12, 2017

One of the most important market trends has been the rise in non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) that transfer risks outside of the natural catastrophe space. Aaron Koch of Milliman provides an overview of "non-Nat-Cat" ILS market potential and offers his view on next steps. Read More


Assessing and Quantifying Cyber Security Exposure and Cyber Risk

December 9, 2017

As cyber attacks occur with increasing severity and frequency, cyber risk has emerged as a critical risk exposure. Furthermore, current and future regulation will require a reliable, evidence-based approach to risk assessment. In this article, Milliman outlines actionable steps for companies looking to assess and quantify their cyber exposure. Read More